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TOWN OF ANDOVER. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR, ENDING 



FEBRUARY 4, 1878 



ANDOVER: 
PRINTED BY WARREN F. DRAPER. 




THE 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OP THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF AN DOVER 



For the Financial Year ending February 4th, 1878. 



Slnimber : 



WARREN F. DRAPER, PRINTER, 

MAIN STREET. 

1878. 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 
in 2013 



http://archive.org/details/annualreportofto1878ando 



REPORT 



Selectmen's Account. 



SCHOOLS. 




Appropriation by Town, March 5th, 
State School Fund, 


$9500 00 
248 82 


PAID ON ACCOUNT OP SCHOOLS. 


$9748 82 


Grammar School. 




M. A. Whitehouse, teaching, $822 23 
L. F. Pasho, teaching, 370 00 
S. M. Wilbur, teaching, 308 33 




J. R. Murray, teaching music, 99 00 
Edward Carter, tuning piano, 1 50 
Dennis Harrigan, janitor, 98 00 
John Chandler, coal, 55 50 




Geo. S. Merrill, printing, 1 35 
Dennis Harrigan, cutting wood, 2 50 




Bridget Abercrombie, cleaning, 10 26 




W. F. Draper, supplies, 13 96 

$1782 63 





South Centre District. 

Emma L. Parker, teaching, $370 00 
Sara F. Jones, teaching, 370 00 

F. C. Chandler, teaching, 250 00 

Abbie A Richardson, teaching, 120 00 
Joseph Blanchard, janitor, 65 50 

John Chandler, wood, 12 50 



Amount carried forward, $1188 00 $1782 63 



Appropriation, 




$9748 


82 


Amount brought forward, 


$1188 00 11782 63 






John Cornell, coal, 


37 50 






George F. Baker, wood, 


13 09 






Bridget Abercrombie, cleanin 


g, 9 90 






W. F. Draper, supplies, 


17 61 






Joseph Abbott, supplies, 


4 30 

$1270 40 







Abbott Tillage District. 

Annie L. Locke, teaching, $370 00 
Abbie A. Richardson, teaching, 250 00 
Ella F. Merrill, teaching, 300 00 

Mary F. Brown, teaching, 120 00 

John Daley, janitor, 22 00 

Walter Souter, janitor, 15 00 

J. Collins, janitor, 15 00 

John Chandler, wood and coal, 67 13 
Bridget Abercrombie, cleaning, 7 92 
W. F. Draper, supplies, 11 52 

Joseph Abbott, supplies, 10 04 



$1188 61 



Ballard Vale District. 

Wm. G. Poor, teaching, $220 00 

Lizzie A. Pasho, teaching, 370 00 

Ella M. Clark, teaching, 120 00 

Sallie Holmes, teaching, 120 00 

Wm. S. Kennedy, teaching, 60 00 

Lizzie B. Abbott, teaching, 10 00 

Mary F. Brown, teaching, 130 00 

Julia M. Brown, teaching, 110 00 

H. S. Greene, janitor, 30 25 

Fannie Nichols, janitor, 6 00 

Geo. P. Pilsbury, wood, 12 50 

Orin Barnard, cutting wood, 3 75 

John Morrison, supplies, 3 89 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 2 20 



$1198 59 
Amount carried forward, $5440 23 



Appropriation, $9748 82 

Amount brought forward, $5440 23 

Frye Village District. 

Carrie B. Smith, teaching, $370 00 



Mary E. Jones, teaching, 


370 00 


Charles Brown, janitor, 


23 00 


Frank Donahue, janitor, 


10 00 


John Cornell, coal, 


41 00 


West Centre District. 


Eva M. Goodrich, teaching, 


$250 00 


L. G. Merrill, teaching, 


120 00 


James Murphy, janitor, 


11 30 


J. H. Chandler, wood, 


32 89 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


5 97 



Osgood District. 

A. F. C. Burtt, teaching, $370 00 

Charles L. Bailey, janitor, 8 30 

Frank N. Chase, janitor, 12 10 

S. Bardwell, wood, 31 39 

B.Frank Goldsmith, cutting wood, 7 69 

Isaac Carruth, wood, 3 00 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 2 15 



Bailey District. 

Fannie A. Hardy, teaching, $370 00 
Fred L. Hardy, cutting wood 

and janitor, 
J. B. Bailey, wood, 
John Wehster, wood, 
W. F. Draper, supplies, 

Amount carried forward, 



$814 00 



$420 16 



$434 63 



22 


90 






5 


75 






23 


00 






1 


15 










$422 


80 






$7531 82 



6 
Appropriation, * $9748 82 

Amount brought forward, 87531 82 

North District. 

Hannah M. Bixby, teaching, $370 00 

Willie Toye, janitor, 14 80 

Thomas Fitzgerald, wood 6 50 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 1 95 



Abbott District. 

Mary E. Bixby, teaching, $308 33 

Frank R. Runnels, janitor, 14 40 

Frank R. Runnels, cutting wood, 50 

Thomas Fitzgerald, wood, 6 50 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 55 



Scotland District* 


G. F. Wardwell, teaching, 


$250 00 


M. A. Manning, teaching, 


160 00 


Frank L. Holt, janitor, 


8 00 


Newton Jaquith, janitor, 


6 50 


Ebenezer Jenkins, wood and 




cutting same, 


36 00 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


2 45 



Holt District. 

Annie M. Stoodley, teaching, $370 00 
H. C. Harnden, janitor, 17 50 

H. R. Wilbur, supplies, 8 65 

H. C. Harnden, supplies and 

wood, 47 80 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 5 34 



$393 25 



$330 28 



$462 95 



$449 29 
Amount carried forward, $9167 59 



Appropriation, 


$9748 82 


Amount brought forward, 


19167 59 


Phillips 


District. 


E. A^. Woodbridge, teaching, 


$185 00 


Lizzie B. Abbott, teaching, 


180 00 


Mary S. Abbott, teaching, 


55 00 


G. F. Wardwell, teaching, 


15 00 


James Sweeney, janitor, 


22 67 


A. A. Abbott, wood, 


61 68 


C. H. Baker, supplies, 


2 62 


Margaret Sweeney, cleaning, 


1 05 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


3 18 



$526 20 



Total Expenditure, $9693 79 

Balance unexpended, $55 03 



SCHOOL-HOUSES. 

Appropriation, $1350 00 

PAID ON ACCOUNT OP SCHOOL-HOUSES. 

Grammar School. 

L. T. Hardy, repairs, $2 8T 

E. H. Barnard, repairs, 5 71 

J. C. Haynes & Co., music books, 3 99 

Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 7 85 

T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 4 33 

J. A. Smart, agent, insurance, 15 00 

Geo. S. Cole, repairs, 70 



$40 45 



South Centre District. 

Mcintosh and Grieves, supplies, $4 65 

E. H. Barnard, repairs, 

Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 

T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 

E. J. Whiting, repairing clock, 

E. Gile and Son, repairs, 



6 


35 


33 


27 


4 


22 


5 


90 


8 


70 



$63 09 



West Centre District. 

J. H. Chandler, repairs, $6 23 

Ballard Yale District. 

H. S. Greene, repairs, $6 45 

Fannie Nichols, cleaning, 6 50 

J. L. Hammett, supplies, 
J. E. Day, furniture, 
Dyer and Co., organ, 
Greene and Woodlin, supplies 
John S. Dearborn, labor, 
Annie Jones, cleaning, 

Amount carried forward, $211 37 



11 00 




4 80 




50 00 




2 90 




13 95 




6 00 






1101 60 



Appropriation, 


$1350 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$211 37 


Village District. 


Wm. O'Connell, repairs, 


$3 00 


G. S. Cole, stock and labor, 


11 67 


E. Gile and Son, repairs, 


19 60 


Bridget Abererombie, cleaning, 


5 00 


E. H. Barnard, repairs, 


11 04 


E. J. Day, furniture, 


5 00 


F. M. Abbott, Atty for H. W. 




Abbott, supplies, 


92 


A. S. Clark, labor, 


47 50 


L. T. Hardy, labor, 


1 00 


T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 


3 53 


J. E. Whiting, repairing clock, 


1 75 



Osgood District. 

J. A. Smart, agent, insurance, $30 00 
T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 40 



$30 40 



Frye Village District. 

J. A. Smart, agent, insurance, $56 25 

L. T. Hardy, repairs, 2 50 

J. H. Chandler, repairs, 13 80 

Charles Brown, repairs, 2 75 

Joel Barnes, supplies, 1 50 

A. J. Whitcomb, furniture, 16 20 

J. M. Shaw, repairs, 44 52 
D. L. Trow, lumber, and labor, 

self and others, 121 95 

David Barney, repairing clock, 1 00 

Wm. Poor, supplies, 3 44 

Johnson's express, settees, 3 00 



$266 91 
Amount carried forward , $618 69 



10 

Appropriation, $1350 00 

Amount brought fomvard, 8618 69 

Bailey District. 

Mrs. C. Flint, cleaning, $1 00 

Smith, Manning, & Co*, supplies, 2 75 

$6 75 



Abbott District. 

Thomas Fitzgerald, cleaning, 1 00 

Moses B. Abbott, repairs, 4 00 

Frank R. Runnels, repairs, 1 30 



North District. 

Thomas Fitzgerald, cleaning, $1 00 
Mrs. T. Crowley, cleaning, 2 00 

Willie Toye, repairs, 70 

Phillips District. 

Albert Abbott, supplies, $ 95 

E. H. Barnard, repairs, 3 29 
Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 32 23 
T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 75 

F. M. Abbott, Atty for estate of 

H. W. Abbott, supplies, 1 28 

E. Gile and Son, repairs, 1 50 

Geo. H. Parker, supplies, 60 

E. Taylor, treasurer, rent of land, 20 00 



Holt District. 

H. C. Harnden, repairs, $15 49 

E. H. Barnard, stock and labor, 80 05 
John Sweeney, labor, 9 50 

Goodwin and Dickey, pump, 10 00 
Jesse Harnden, labor, 4 75 



$6 30 



$3 70 



$60 60 



Amount caried forward, $119 79 $696 04 



11 

Appropriation, 81350 00 

Amount brought forward, $119 79 $696 04 

J. B. Abbott, labor, 2 00 

Albert Bancroft, labor, 8 75 

L. J. Hammett, supplies, 9 00 

J. A. Smart, agent, insurance, 24 00 



$163 54 



6 


23 


11 


38 




50 


10 


63 


9 


00 



Scotland District. 

Mrs. Russell, cleaning, $5 10 

F. M. Abbott, Atty estate of 

H. W. Abbott, supplies, 3 38 

E. H. Barnard, stock and labor, 
Geo. S. Cole, stock and labor, 
J. B. Abbott, labor, 
J. J. Brown, supplies, 
Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 
J. L. Hammett, supplies, 

$117 47 

Total expenditure, $ 977 05 

Balance unexpended, $372 95 

NEW GEAMMAE S0H00L-H0USE. 

Appropriation, March 5th, $18000 00 

Geo. A. Clough, architect, $250 00 

H. C. & J. F. How, on acct. of contract, 7000 00 

John Stack, labor, 68 12 

M. C. Andrews, well-stone, 22 50 

Abbott and Jenkins, grading & lumber, 58 11 

Nathan F. Abbott, grading, $10 00 

Amount expended, $7408 73 

Unexpended appropriation, $10591 27 



12 



SEEYIOES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 

Appropriation, March 5th, 1877, $2100 00 

E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer and Collector, 1425 00 

Wm. S. Jenkins, Selectman, Assessor, and 

Overseer of the Poor, 300 00 

Simeon Bardwell, Selectman,, Assessor, and 

Overseer of the Poor, 250 00 

Charles Greene, Selectman, Assessor, and 

Overseer of the Poor, 250 00 

Wm. S. Jenkins, assessing Bank Tax, $15 00 

Samuel H. Boutwell, School Committee, 175 00 
George Foster, School Committee, 150 00 

Francis H. Johnson, School Committee, 125 00 

Joseph W. Poor, Chief Engineer, 
Ballard Holt, Engineer, 
Warren Mears, Jr., Engineer. 

John Clarke, police, and constable, 

John Davey, police, 

O. B. Howarth, chief of police, 

Warren Mears, Jr., police, 

M. M. Chase, police, 

Thomas Smith, police, 

George F. Baker, constable, 

Geo. W. Chandler, police, 

J. H. Chandler, police, 

Lewis A. Dow, police, 

James Ashworth, police, 

Balance unexpended, $56 35 



50 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


20 


75 


27 


20 


130 


70 


22 00 


3 


00 


1 


50 


9 


00 


8 


00 


15 


50 


2 


00 


14 


00 




$204-3 fi'i 




■ (jp^JVTtO UU 



13 



HIGHWAYS. 




Appropriation, March 5th, 




George S. Cole, labor and supplies, 


$ 5 93 


James H. Smith, labor, 


Qo 99 


Phillip Caffery, labor, 


27 61 


L. T. Hardy, labor and supplies, 


1 00 


Michael McGovern, labor, 


18 20 


Caleb Stringer, labor, 


28 00 


Sylvester Lovejoy, labor, 


29 50 


George F, Baker, labor, self and others, 


342 19 


P. D. Morgan, labor, 


83 25 


R. Nichols, repairing tools, 


1 70 


Geo. W. Chandler, labor, self and others 


;, 582 31 


George Goodwin, labor, 


100 63 


T. Howard, labor, 


20 25 


H. W. Blaisdell, plans for stone bridge, 


25 00 


Wm. Hardy, gravel and labor, 


10 90 


Michael Phillips, labor, 


6 25 


James Donovan, labor, 


16 25 


Thomas Murphy, labor, 


74 37 


John Hayes, labor, 


28 44 


Maurice Maloney, labor, 


6Q 56 


Michael Dowd, labor, 


72 BQ 


John Leary, labor, 


6 00 


David G. Higgins, labor, 


90 87 


Charles O'Hara, labor, 


54 88 


James O'Keefe, labor, 


31 23 


Patrick Donovan, labor, 


51 32 


Jasper Rea, posts and railing, 


59 85 


Henry E. Gould, labor, 


175 37 


John B. Abbott, labor, self and others, 


428 17 


Dennis Driscoll, labor, 


75 87 


Daniel Daley, labor, 


50 87 


James Martin, labor, 


18 75 


Patrick Lahey, labor, 


76 94 


Amount carried forward , 


$2727 01 



86000 00 



14 



Appropriation, 




$6000 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$2727 01 


C. Crowley, labor, 


10 


63 


T. C. Sullivan, labor, 


73 


75 


Luville J. Poor, labor, 


33 


00 


Jerry L. Leary, labor, 


43 


50 


Charles Shattuck, gravel, 


2 


00 


George Dane, labor, 


85 12 


Patrick Murphy, labor, 


80 


75 


John Clinton, labor, 


70 


36 


John Cornell, labor, 


3 


00 


David Baker, bridge, plank, and stone, 


77 


66 


Patrick McGrath, labor, 


18 


00 


Dennis Sweeney, labor, 


12 25 


Wm. White, labor, 


8 


25 


Owen Barnes, labor, 


11 


37 


John Coneley labor, 


28 


12 


Patrick 0' Brine, labor, 


6 


00 


Frank Williams, labor, 


14 


25 


John Sweeney, labor, 


26 


16 


Joseph C. Goldsmith, labor, 


25 63 


John C. Hovey, labor, 


59 


62 


Daniel Sweeney, labor, 


5 


25 


John P. Driscoll, labor, 


13 


87 


James Cotter, labor, 


7 


12 


John M. Bailey, labor, 


63 


95 


Patrick Leary, labor, 


38 


52 


Simeon Flint, sewer pipe, 


2 


60 


S. M. Jones, labor, 


55 


00 


James Davy, labor, 


14 


50 


J. H. Chandler, labor, 


4 


00 


Patrick Hannon, labor, 


3 


00 


Anthony Ward, labor, 


34 


75 


Henry Hayward, labor, 


6 


00 


Moses Goodwin, labor, 


9 


00 


Amount carried forward, 


$3674 19 



15 



Appropriation, 






16000 00 


Amount brought forward , 


13674 19 


Albert Bancroft, labor and 


posts, 


102 


27 


Frank McAvoy labor, 




3 


75 


John Barry, labor, 




19 


62 


Warren Mears, labor, 




25 


00 


John Chandler, labor, 




9 


75 


Joseph Grady, labor, 




15 


75 


Albert Howe, supplies, 




8 


00 


Alanson Flint, labor, 




10 


50 


George Upton, labor, 




11 


00 


Daniel Murphy, labor, 




. 4 


50 


Fisk and Coleman, drain pipe, 


21 


60 


John Flynn, labor, 




11 


38 


Jesse Harnden, labor and material, 


80 


65 


Luke Cunningham, labor, 




1 


25 


Henry Brownell, labor, 




8 


00 


Omar Jenkins, labor, 




113 


00 


James Toye, labor, 




113 


50 


Charles D. Shedd, labor, 




53 


25 


John Lynch, labor, 




7 


50 


Charles M. Abbott, labor and gravel, 


13 


50 


George G. Lovejoy, labor, 




51 


00 


Willard Jones, labor, 




12 


'75 


Alfred Wardwell, labor, 




4 


50 


Smith, Manning, and Co., 


supplies, 


30 


00 


John Coneley, Jr., labor, 




10 


50 


J. W. Faulkner, repairing 


tools, 


12 


98 


Thomas Smith, labor, 




6 


00 


James H. Smith, labor, 




4 


38 


Walter Brown, labor, 




12 


75 


C. H. Kibbey, labor, 




2 


50 


James Dearborn, labor, 




1 


50 


Herman Phelps, labor, 




1 


00 


G. H. Harrington, labor, 




3 


50 


David Goodwin, labor, 




58 


58 


Amount carried forward, 


14519 70 



16 



Appropriation, 

Amount brought forward, 
Samuel Gilcrist, labor, 
Wm. P. Holt, labor, 
H. C. Harnden, labor, 
Abbott and Jenkins, stock and labor, 
T. P. Bailey, labor, 
James Hackett, labor, 
Timothy Abbott, labor, with team, 
Charles H. Flint, labor, 
Ames Plow Co., plow-points, 
James A. Treat, supplies, 
Jerry Coneley, labor, 
Andrew Lovejoy, labor, 
George Goldsmith, labor, 
P. B. Folansbee, labor, 

M. S. and G. N. Miller, derrick and blocks, 56 
John Morton, labor, 
John T. Bailey, labor, 
Irving Abbott, labor, 
Hart well B. Abbott, labor and gravel, 
F. M. Abbott, Atty for estate of H. W. 

Abbott, supplies, 
J. C. Morse, labor, 
George F. Holt, supplies, 
A. N. Luscomb, stone, 
John S. Stark, labor, 
John Cheever, labor, 
Robert Howe, blocks and ropes, 
Joshua Phelps, labor, 
E. W. Burtt, labor, 
T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 
Timothy Donovan, labor, 
James Callahan, labor, 
A. R. Frame, repairs, 
Willard Durant, labor, 

Amount carried forward, 



$6000 00 



$4519 


70 


4 


50 


27 


04 


33 62 


135 


55 


3 


00 


3 


00 


242 


25 


9 00 


1 


80 


3 


66 


1 


50 


66 


50 


9 


00 


70 


00 


;ks, 56 


50 


5 


00 


52 


85 


25 


25 


54 


70 


1 


34 


5 


00 


6 


37 


60 


50 


39 


37 


4 


00 


5 


50 


93 


20 


6 


25 


1 


12 


18 


75 


49 


00 


1 


50 


11 


25 


$4636 


29 



17 

Appropriation, $6000 00 

Amount brought forward, 
John Collins, labor, 
John C. Hovey, labor, 
Warren A. Bailey, labor, 
Norrise, Finesse, ropes and blocks, 
Wm. Allen, labor, 
John Coyle, labor, 
B. andM. R. R. Co., freight, 
F. G. Haynes and Co., supplies, 
Wm. Raynor, ropes, 
Lewis Carver, labor, 
Justin Carter, Jr., labor, 
Thomas H. McGovern, labor, 
Wm. Jones, labor, 
Harnden and Dane, use of boat, 
J. H. Goldsmith, labor, 
Owen Burns, labor, 
John Collins, labor, 
Dennis O'Brien, labor, 
Patrick Barret, labor, 

Amos C. Carver, 18 80 

John Doherty, 1 50 

Ezra Farnham, 31 50 

David Burns, 

W. A. Kimball and Co., supplies, 
N. P. H. Melvin, supplies, 
S. K. Johnson, express, 
S. D. Abbott, labor, 
Wm. Carter, labor, 
Hugh Cunningham, labor, 
Greene and Woodlin, supplies, 
J. L. Madox, labor, 
Henry J. Gray, labor and tools, 
Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 

Total expenditure for the year, 

Balance unexpended, 46 



$4636 


29 


3 


75 


12 


00 


71 


50 


6 


00 


69 


75 


11 


88 


5 


42 


3 


18 


2 


40 


6 


75 


14 


63 


9 


25 


9 64 


1 


00 


4 00 


1 55 


1 


25 


24 


00 


14 


37 



1 


87 


2 


00 


2 


00 


3 


00 


4 13 


3 


00 


1 


25 


3 


00 


20 


00 


2 


25 


5 


25 




^QQQ 54 




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18 



BALLAED VALE BEIDGE. 



Appropriation, March 5th, 

David Baker, timber, 
M. F. Whiton, supplies, 
T. Howard, labor, 
Patrick Lahee, labor, 
Henry E. Gould, labor, 
Amos C. Carver, labor, * 
Jonathan Waldo, labor, 
J. B. Abbott, labor, 
John S. Dearborn, supplies, 
Thomas H. McGovern, labor, 
Geo. Dane, labor, 
Timothy Abbott, labor, 
A. N. Luscomb, stone, 
Eli J. Brockett, bridge, 
John Regan, stone, 
Philip Caffery, labor, 
Rodolphus Nichols, iron-work, 
Warren Mears, labor, 
Total expenditure, 
Balance unexpended, 



$2000 00 



2 


50 


65 


65 


48 


50 


42 


75 


35 


75 


31 50 


2 


00 


104 8T 


5 


95 


4 50 


2 


50 


5 


00 


123 75 


1500 


00 


3 


00 


8 


75 


9 


83 


3 


12 



11999 9 2 
08 



E0AD tfEAE HAEDT'S. 



Appropriation, March 5th, 




1350 00 


Joseph Kimball, plan, 


$ 3 00 




T. E. Perrin, land damage, 


42 50 




Warren A. Bailey, labor, 


126 00 




Wm. Hardy, labor, 


62 17 




Total expenditure, 
Balance unexpended, 




$233 67 
$116 33 





19 



REMOVING SNOW. 




Appropriation, 
Charles C. Blunt, 


$11 80 


Henry Brownell, 


29 52 


Josiah M. Shaw, 


5 40 


Jerry Haley, 


38 


J. H. Smith, 


47 44 


C. 0. Cummings, 


23 00 


Wm. W. Lovejoy, 


11 20 


J. T. Lovejoy, 


23 20 


Timothy Sullivan, 


3 62 


Daniel Murphy, 


4 45 


Patrick Murphy, 


5 62 


George W. Chandler, 


46 00 


Elisha Grant, 


16 25 


Patrick O'Brien, 


75 


George F. Baker, 


36 00 


Henry Goff, 


3 29 


Dean Holt, 


7 00 


John Follansbee, 


14 40 


Rufus Bailey, 


10 75 


H. H. Hardy, 


3 20 


Sylvester W. Hanson, 


10 20 


M. A. Bailey, 


26 50 


J. C. Goldsmith, 


6 25 


S. D. Abbott, 


18 64 


Willard Durant, 


17 00 


Timothy Abbott, 


15 50 


J. B. Abbott, 


24 23 


Charles W. Hay ward, 


41 05 


P. D. Morgan, 


24 25 


Thomas Fitzgerald, 


5 70 


Marcellus Weld, 


12 40 


Wm. Allen, 


21 00 


Henry E. Gould, 


36 84 


Amount carried forward, 


1562 83 



$1200 00 



20 



Appropriation, 


$1200 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$562 82 


Robert Callahan, 


75 


Greene and Woodlin, 


18 00 


Samuel M. Jones, 


1 70 


N. F. Abbott, 


49 00 


Augustus A. Upton, 


24 50 


George Boutwell, 


22 00 


George Goldsmith, 


18 36 


John Cornell, 


47 75, 


John M. Bailey, 


6 75 


Patrick Leary, 


2 25 


James Toye, 


2 55 


George G. Lovejoy, 


8 00 


C. G. Hardy, 


5 00 


D. Jameson, 


4 30 


A. N. Luscomb, 


7 50 


Warren A. Bailey, 


11 50 


Charles Cocanack, 


3 00 


H. Hardy, 


10 00 


John Webster, 


3 00 


James Flint, 


4 00 


Plato Fames, 


6 53 


Wm. Cutler, 


1 50 


David Goodwin, 


75 


E. Clark, 


1 50 


John Dohertey, 


1 05 


Wm. Barry, 


75 


Peter Lynch, 


75 


John Dwine, 


75 


John Crowley, 


1 05 


Jesse Harnden, 


26 32 


Daniel Sullivan, 


1 05 


James Donovan, 


1 05 


Jerry Leary, 


1 05 


Amount carried forward, 


$846 84 



21 



Appropriation, 

Amount brought forward, 


% $846 84 


Frank Williamson, 


1 05 


John Lynch, 


1 05 


John Ronan, 


75 


Timothy Haggerty, 


1 05 


John Barry, 


1 05 


Con. Collins, 


1 50 


S. F. Flint, 


14 00 


J. H. Chandler, 


31 00 


Wm. Barrett, 


1 05 



$1200 00 



Balance unexpended, 



$909 34 
$290 66 



STEEET LAMPS, 








Appropriation, March, 5th, 






$700 00 


Thomas Murphy, lighting lamps, 


620 


35 




J. P. Bradlee, lamp-posts and lamps, 


20 


00 




John S. Dearborn, lighting lamps, 


27 


00 




Henry E. Gould, lighting lamps, 


7 


20 




E. H. Barnard, painting and materials, 


13 


39 




Total expenditure, 






$687 94 



Balance unexpended, 



$12 06 



EESEEYOIE tfEAE JOHN ABBOTT'S. 

Appropriation, March 5th, 

N. F. Abbott, contract, 

Geo. W. Chandler, labor and teams, 

Patrick Donovan, labor, 

M. Malone, labor, 

M. Dowd, labor, 

James O'Keefe, labor, 

Balance unexpended, 



$500 00 



435 00 




25 69 




9 37 




8 75 




5 62 




8 75 






$493 18 
$682 





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FIEE DEPAETMENT. 
Appropriation, March 5th, 13900 00 

Andoyer $. F. E. Co. No. 1. 

Pay of members, Geo. H. Thwing, 

treasurer, $193 96 

Pay of members, J. R. Loring, treasurer, 148 58 
Remittance of taxes (14 men), 28 00 

Hunneman and Co,, 900 ft. leather hose, 1125 00 
Hunneman and Co., hose carriage, 700 00 

Hunneman and Co., repairs and supplies, 35 85 
John R. Loring, engineer, 300 00 

John R. Loring, repairs, supplies, & steward, 145 63 
Walworth Manufacturing Co., supplies, 
John Cornell, coal and horses, 
J. H. Smith, services in 1875, 
N. A. Merrill, labor and supplies, 
Charles Mayer, repairs and supplies, 
Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 
Wm. Barnett, repairs and supplies, 
W. F. Draper, supplies, 
Henry R. Smith, labor, 
J. W. Poor, R. R. fares and expenses pur- 
chasing hose, etc., 

B. and M. R. R. Co., freight, 
Geo. W. Chandler, use of horses, 

C. O. Cummings, carting coal, 
Johnson's express, 
John Pray, horses and wagons, 

12971 02 

Shawshin Engine Co. No. 2. 

Pay of members, Nathan Mears, treasurer, 493 25 

Remittance of taxes (24 men), 48 00 

Greene and Woodlin, supplies, 19 15 

Amount carried forward, $560 40 



56 01 


25 75 


30 00 


22 85 


71 00 


32 87 


4 67 


4 25 


2 80 


r- 

12 60 


4 00 


3 00 


1 00 


5 70 


17 50 



$560 40 


51 


10 


19 


22 


5 


40 




75 


3 


00 


7 


50 


2 


50 


61 


00 


$710 


87 


2971 


02 




$3fi81 RQ 




(JpiJUOJL Of; 



Appropriation, $3900 00 

Amount brought for ward, 
Patrick Horan, steward, 
Warren Mears, Jr., labor and materials, 
Wm. Barnett, repairs and materials, 
H. M. Hayward, express, 
Marcus M. Chase, repairing overcoats, 
James Ashworth, labor, 
Lewis T. Hardy, labor, 
Huuneman and Co., supplies, 

Acct. for S. F. E. Co., as above, 

Balance unexpended, $218 11 

DEC0KATI0N DAY. 
Appropriation, March 5th, $150 00 

Andover Brass Band, 

Erastus Blakeslee, oration, 

John Pray, teams, 

Henry Bingham, bouquets, 

Charles Greene, express on bouquets, 

G. R. Waterman, bouquets, 

Warren F. Draper, posters, 

Johnson's Express, 

Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 

William Shackford, 8 dozen flags, 

Moses L. Farnham, sheet music, 

Thomas Smith, 

Balance unexpended, $3 77 



$60 00 


15 


00 


18 


00 


10 


00 


8 


00 


11 


00 


5 


25 


2 


00 


4 


98 


4 


50 


6 


00 


1 


50 




$14-fi <>q 




tJP-LTrU >jO 



24 



TOWN HOUSE. 
Appropriation, March 5th, 

Thomas Smith, Janitor, 

Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 

Abbott and Jenkins, labor and materials, 
changing doors, building fences, and 
repairs, and desk for Road Commis- 
sioners, 

R. M. Abbott, repairs and materials, 

John Cornell, coal, 

Mcintosh and G-reive, supplies, 

J. A. Smart, insurance, 

A. Wilbur and Co., slate, 

John Chandler, wood, 

Warren E. Jones, labor, 

0. B. Howarth, labor, 

E. Pike, repairs, 

Wm. Barnett, repairs, 

E. H. Barnard, repairs, 

Balance unexpended, 



$89 00 
16 32 



222 47 


31 


37 


32 


50 


3 


00 


100 


00 


21 


63 


12 


00 


3 


25 


9 


90 


11 


25 


10 


20 


3 


50 



1600 00 



$566 39 
133 61 



STATE AID. 




Appropriation, 




Mrs. Isaphene S. Bryant, 


$59 00 


Charles H. Bell, 


120 00 


Mrs. Elizabeth Barnard, 


48 00 


Mrs. Lucy Bailey, 


48 00 


John S. Dearborn, 


72 00 


Mrs. Susan B. Farnham, 


48 00 


Angie M. Getchell, 


48 00 


Henry C. Higgins, 


72 00 


Mrs. L. A. Johnson, 


96 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$612 00 



$1500 00 



25 



Appropriation, 



$1500 00 



Amount brought forward, 


$612 00 


Charles E. Jones, 


36 00 


Mrs. Eliza Kittredge, 


48 00 


Charles Mears, 


72 00 


Sarah J. Mason, 


28 00 


Mrs. Bridget McCollough, 


50 67 


Mrs. Susan G: Merrill, 


48 00 


James McDonnell, 


18 00 


John McQueeney, 


54 00 


Jane Proctor, 


8 00 


Washington Poor, 


24 00 


Augustine K. Russell, 


78 67 


Charles 0. Shedd, 


54 00 


Eliza J. Upton, 


36 00 


Mrs. Sophia Wardman, 


48 00 




«Jfe1 Ol A Q A 







Balance unexpended, 



$285 66 



ABATEMENT AND KEMITTANCE OP TAXES. 
Appropriation, $300 00 

E. K. Jenkins, collector for 1876, $60 00 



E. K. Jenkins, collector for 1877, 
Balance unexpended, 

DISCOUNT ON TAXES. 
Appropriation, 

E. K. Jenkins, treasurer and collector, 
Balance unexpended, 

STATE TAX. 
Appropriation, 

Charles Endicott, treasurer, 
Balance unexpended, 



236 35 



$296 35 
$3 65 

$2000 00 

$1751 62 
$248 38 



$5000 00 

$3225 00 
$1775 00 



26 



COUNTY TAX. 

Appropriation, 13200 00 

Allen W. Dodge, treasurer, $3197 70 

Balance unexpended, $2 30 



INTEEEST. 
Appropriation, , $1800 00 

Samuel Raymond, treasurer Memorial 

Hall, $1400 00 

Moses Foster, cashier Andover National 

Bank, 111 66 

John Abbott, treasurer, 96 00 

$1607 66 

Balance unexpended, $192 34 

NOTES DISCOUNTED. 
Amount hired during the year, 





$13000 00 






$300 00 


$213 

31 

37 

5 


75 
75 
81 
13 


$288 44 







HAY SCALES. 
Appropriation, 

Fairbanks and Brown, 

George W. Chandler, labor and teams, 

John Stack, labor and teams, 

Abbott and Jenkins, labor and materials. 



Balance unexpended, $11 56 

PEINTING AND STATI0NEEY. 
Appropriation, $400 00 

Nichols and Hall, $8 50 

W. F. Draper, 298 31 

$306 81 

Balance unexpended, $93 19 



27 



SPEING GEOVE OEMETEEY. 
Appropriation, 


1500 00 


Samuel Raymond, 


$500 00 


MEMOEIAL HALL. 
Appropriation, 


$400 00 


J. A. Smart, insurance, 


$375 00 



Balance unexpended, $25 00 

COPYING EEC0EDS. 
Appropriation, $200 00 

Samuel W. Blunt, $171 25 

E. K. Jenkins, 25 00 

— $196 25 

Balance unexpended, $3 75 

SPECIAL DAMAGE. 



Appropriation, 




$80 00 


Joel Barnes, 




$80 00 


MISCELLANEOUS. 






Appropriation, 




$700 00 


William Poor, repairs, 


$5 50 




John Chandler, labor in 1876, 


10 00 




Fitz Wm, Rogers, lime for reservoirs, 


2 71 




Wm. Marland, postage and envelopes, 


22 45 




O. B. Howarth, taking children's ages, 


10 00 




O. B. Howarth, conveying insane person, 


2 00 




John M, Bailey, removing human body from 






Merrimac River, 


4 00 




George. H. Spear, Jr., register, 


1 20 




Morse and Whyte, galv. iron screen, 


12 00 




George H. Poor, for service Clark case, 


9 70 





Amount carried fomoard, $79 56 



28 

Appropriation, 1700 00 

Amount brought forward, $79 56 

H. D. Babb, damage, * 15 00 

S. Bardwell, taking school children's names 

and ages, 10 00 

Charles Greene, taking school children's 

names and ages, two years, 20 00 

Charles Greene, registration of voters, 6 00 

S. Bardwell, registration of voters, 9 00 

Wm.S. Jenkins, railroad fares and registra- 
tion of voters, 29 25 

Eben P. Higgins, painting and marking guide- 
boards, 

Wm. Barnett, repairs town pump, 

D. L. Trow, returning deaths, 
George W. Chandler, returning deaths, 
Joshua H. Chandler, guide-posts, 
Abbott and Jenkins, platform to pump and 

guide-boards, 
W. F. Draper, sundries, 
Wm. Harrison, distributing envelopes, 
Henry Dane, returning deaths, 
Charles C. Holt, repairing pump, 
Charles S. Parker, returning deaths, 
Adam Frame, repairing pump, 
Robert Callahan, distributing envelopes, 
M. Nolan, returning deaths, 
G. H. Bean, dinners selectmen and checkers, 11 95 
George N. Pasho, returning deaths, 7 75 

S. G. Bean, team Ballard Yale, 2 00 

J. T. Lovejoy, care Haggett's Pond one year, 25 00 
Johnson's express, 17 41 

E. K. Jenkins, R. R. fares, postage, and express, 11 20 
John Pray, conveyance of commissioners, 8 00 
E. K. Jenkins, collecting, recording, and re- 
turning births, marriages, and deaths, 66 80 

$266 6b 

Balance unexpended, $333 35 



10 


50 




65 


2 


50 


3 


00 


3 


00 


8 


11 


13 


27 


2 


00 


1 


00 


1 


25 


2 75 




30 


2 


00 


2 


50 



29 



STTMMAET OP SELECTMEN OEDEBS. 



Total Appropriations and Receipts, 


$65387 5b 


Schools, 


$9693 79 


School-houses, 


977 05 


New Grammar School-house, 


7408 73 


Town Officers, 


2043 6b 


Highways, 


5999 54 


Ballard Yale Bridge, 


1999 92 


Road near Hardy's, 


233 67 


Removing Snow, 


•909 34 


Street Lamps, 


687 94 


Reservoir near John Abbott's, 


493 18 


Fire Department, 


3681 89 . 


Decoration Day, 


146 23 


Town House, 


566 39 


State Aid, 


1214 34 


Abatement of Taxes, 


296 35 


Discount on Taxes, 


1751 62 


State Tax, 


3225 00 


County Tax, 


3197 70 


Interest, 


1607 66 


Notes, 


13000 00 


Hay Scales, 


288 44 


Printing and Stationery, 


306 81 


Cemetery, 


500 00 


Memorial Hall, 


375 00 


Copying Records, 


196 25 


Special damage, 


80 00 


Miscellaneous, 


366 6b 


Total amount expended, 


$61247 14 


Balance unexpended, 


$4140 41 



30 



Selectmens' Report 



SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL-HOUSES. 
The whole school matter being in the hands of the School 
Committee, we can only give their estimate for the corning 
year. For Schools $9,500, and $1,000 for repairs on School- 
houses. New Grammar School-house, see Report. 

SEEVI0ES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 
We would recommend the sum of $2,100 to be appropriated 
for the current year. 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 
The Road Commissioners' Report will give all the details 
of this Department. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 
This protective department is fully reported by the En- 
gineers elsewhere. 

DECORATION DAT. 
The sum of $150 will meet the necessary expenses. 

TOWN HOUSE. 
There is a felt need by many of our citizens that several 
improvements should be made in this building ; the most im- 
portant of all is to provide for two or more passages for egress 
from the Halls in case of fire (during the past year the double 
outside front doors have been arranged to swing out in com- 
pliance with an order from the State Detective). In order to 
accomplish this, and include other conveniences, it will at 
once be seen that an addition should be made at the rear 
end, sufficiently large to form two ante-rooms and stair-case 
for the large Hall. This being done, it would create room 



31 

on the first floor that could be used for Lock-up and water- 
closets. This construction, if carried to a proper height, 
would be a suitable place for a fire-alarm, which is much 
needed. The current expenses will require an appropriation 
of 1600. 

STATE AID. 
The necessary amount to meet this demand cannot be 
known until the end of the year, but would recommend an 
appropriation of $1,500. 

ABATEMENT OP TAXES. 
As perfection cannot be arrived at in taxation, it becomes 
necessary to provide for errors in assessment ; therefore we 
would advise the Town to vote the sum of 1300 for this 
purpose. 

DISCOUNT ON TAXES. 
If a discount is allowed, as last year, it would be well to 
appropriate $2,000. 

STATE AND COUNTY TAXES. 

This, and all other Towns in the Commonwealth, are to 
pay their proportion of taxes as decided upon by the author- 
ities each year, and as their conclusions are not made at this 
date, we can only advise the sum of $5,000, and $4,000 for 
the current year. 

INTEREST. 

It becomes necessary to pay interest upon the Memorial 
Hall and Proprietor's Funds, and also for money, a short time 
during the year ; to meet this we would recommend the sum 
of $2,000 for the coming year. 

HAY SCALES. 
The new Scales in the new location are very satisfactory 
as regards correctness and convenience. During the last 
sickness of our worthy and honest townsman, Thomas Smith, 
there may have been some persons slightly delayed in weigh- 
ing. We would suggest the appropriation of $100 for the 
same. 



32 



PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 
If the sum of $400 is appropriated for this purpose, it may 
be ample. 

LIABILITIES AND ASSETS. 

This important matter is in detail as shown by the Trea- 
surer's statement. 

TOWN DEBT. 

The Town, as is well known, holds the Memorial Hall fund 
of $20,000, and Proprietor's Fund of $1,600, which may 
never be called from the treasury ; but whatever the Town 
should vote to do in the way of improvements, and authoriz- 
ing the hiring of money to meet the same, will increase the 
debt unless defeated by receipts. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

The appropriation of $700 may be sufficient, judging from 
the past year. 

SPECIAL APPROPRIATION. 

Yery little can be known what action the Town may take 
in regard to voting appropriations for special purposes in 
advance of the annual meeting. In reviewing the past two 
years with a rate of taxation at ten dollars per thousand 
meeting all current expenses, and also making some substan- 
tial improvements, such as new bridges, reservoirs, and in 
part payment for New School-house, all tax-payers may feel 
that the future prospect for the Town is cheering. 



WM. S. JENKINS, ) Selectmen 

SIMEON BARD WELL, [• of 
CHARLES GREENE, ) Andover. 



33 



Overseer's Account 



Appropriation, March 5th, 1877, 82500 00 

BELIEF OUT OF ALMSHOUSE. 



Mrs. Susan Pickersgill, 


15 92 


Child of M. A. Dane, 


42 00 


James Dougherty, 


2 70 


E. G. Wardwell, 


16 50 


Thomas Donovan, 


24 39 


William Forcythe, 


16 50 


Mrs. Mary Lawrence, 


3 00 


Mrs. Henry Smith, 


36 75 


Mrs. C. P. Hatch, 


7 59 


Mrs. McCarty, 


22 00 


Henry T. Sherman, 


15 00 


Mrs. Mary Kennard, 


41 00 


Mrs. McCaslin, 


3 00 


Mrs. Susan Goodwin, 


14 00 


Mrs. Caroline A. Russell, 


38 00 


Mrs. Nancy McAvena, 


11 97 


J. Millett, 


46 28 


William Mercer, 


44 00 


Abbie A, Mcars, 


U 00 


William Barnes, 


1 40 


Thomas Howell and wife, 


88 01 


J. W. Robbins, 


7 00 


William T. Davis, coffin for child, 6 00 


Amount carried forward, 

5 





$519 01 



34 

Appropriation, $2500 00 

Amount brought fomvard, $519 01 

PAID CITIES AND TOWNS. 
Lynn, Mrs. Mary French, 
Harvard, Sylvia Abbott, 
Haverhill, Mrs. H. W. Knibbs, 
Haverhill, William A. Hunt, 
Cambridge, Louisa Mason, 
Cambridge, William S. Moore, 
Lowell, John Dougherty, 
Lawrence, Thomas Donovan, 
Lawrence, John Lindsey, 
Lawrence, Catharine S. Bobbins 
Boston, Flora Anrick, 
Boston, Hattie E. Carlton, 
Boston, Caleb O. Parker, 
Boston, Nathan H. Gray, 
Boston, Mary Cost, 
Maiden, Sarah Farnham, 
Maiden, James Happeney, 
State Almshouse, Catherine 

Daley, 
Woburn, Mrs. Daniel Eames, 
Eockland, Sarah Nolan, 

Lowell, Mary A. Dugan, 

$816 08 

LUNATI0 HOSPITAL. 

Worcester, Isabella C. Johnson, 185 96 
Ipswich, Luke W. Worthley, 146 27 
Worcester, Mrs. Mary Lawrence, 122 50 
Taunton, Jane Holt, 111 70 

$m 43 

HOUSE OP 00EEE0TI0N. 
James Costello, g 86 

Amount carried forward, $1907 38 



22 


50 


72 00 


8 


25 


53 41 


85 


88 


10 


00 


14 00 


72 00 


87 80 


i, 9 


00 


34 


96 


17 


84 


2 


35 


10 


20 


3 


82 


123 


24 


39 


83 


23 


00 


96 


00 


6 


00 


24 00 



35 



Appropriation, $2500 00 

Amount brought forward, $1907 38 

COMMITMENTS. 

Lunatic Hospital, by Warren Mears, Jr., 

Mary Lawrence, $10 00 

PAID ON ACCOUNT OF CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Lynn, Chas. B.Abbott, child of, $54 00 
Lynn, Tryphena Abbott, 28 00 

Haverhill, Mrs. J. H. Page, 5 00 







$2004 3 


Balance unexpended, 




$495 6 


ALMSHOUSE. 






Appropriation, March 5th, 1877, 




$5000 0< 


Charles O. Cummings, superintendent, 


$700 00 




Walter H. Kimball, physician, 


75 00 




Joel Barnes, groceries, 


112 39 




E. M. Hopkins, labor, 


103 50 




Lewis A. Dow, labor, 


22 00 




William Poor, repairs, 


4 88 




T. A. Holt and Co., groceries, 


733 39 




John G. Findley, fish, 


134 93 




H. H. Phillips, dress goods, 


4 00 




E. J. Day, repairing furniture, 


4 90 




Charles G. Hussey, washing clothes and 






sawing logs, 


72 73 




George S. Butters, horse, 


118 75 




Wadley Andrews and Co., groceries, 


60 36 




B. S. White, cow and calf, 


63 00 




George Upton, supplies, 


1 25 




Edwin Upton, seeds, 


1 00 




M. L. Upton, labor, 


28 00 




Omar P. Chase, labor, 


224 23 




Amount carried forward, 


$2464 31 





36 



Appropriation, 

Amount brought forward, 
Charles Mayer, harness and repairing, 
Mary A. Winning, cow and calf, 
L. R. Gilmore, hats, 
W. R. Spalding, supplies, 
Smith, Manning, and Co., groceries, 
Thomas Smith, repairing boots, 
A. R. Frame, iron-work, 
Thomas Cornelie, clothing, 
J. W. Faulkner, iron-work, 
J. O'Connell, wood-work, 
Jacob L. Farnham, one ox, 
John Chandler, coal, 
A. B. Cutler, drain-pipe, 
Charles 0. Cummings, car-fare, 
A. N. Holt, meat, 
E. B. Tyler, boots and shoes, 
Henry W. Abbott, supplies, 
John Cornell, coal, 
M. B. Abbott, ox-yoke, 
Boston and Maine railroad, freight, 
Anna R. Morse, labor, 
H. H. Phillips, clothing, 
Greene and Woodlin, groceries, 
M. E. Durgin, dress-making, 
Wm. N. Coulie, washing, 
E. H. Barnard, paint and glass, 
E. K. Morrill, repairing boots, 
E. Pike, tin-ware, 
Wm. Barnett, supplies, 
Yalpey Brothers, meat, 
John H. Flint, meat, 
John H. Dean, clothing, 
Benjamin Brown, boots and shoes, 

Amount carried forward , 



$2464 31 


58 


15 


48 


00 


2 


25 


3 


50 


896 


28 


5 


35 


5 


95. 


34 15 


75 


30 


11 


00 


m 


00 


49 


50 


2 


00 


3 IT 


205 


05 


6 


15 


29 


36 


55 


00 


3 


00 


1 


72 


115 


00 


3 


84 


113 16 


5 


00 


22 


80 


4 


96 


10 


07 


6 


61 


72 


32 


173 


79 


145 


88 


17 


95 


34 


80 


14750 87 



3T 



Appropriation, 

Amount brought forward. 


$5000 00 
$4750 87 


H. V. Abbott, sand, 


m 


A. J. Learned, corn, 


1 00 


W. F. Draper, stationery, 


8 21 


H. M. Hayward and Co., ice, 


12 00 


J. W. Barnard, boots and shoes, 


22 90 


Wm. Rayner, cow and calf, 


67 50 


George H. Parker, drugs and medicine, 


39 70 


J. H. Cochrane, iron-work, 


80 


P. M. Jefferson, soap, 


43 10 




IMQifi 74 







Balance unexpended, 



EEPAIES ON ALMSHOUSE. 



Appropriation, March 5th, 1877, 

E. Gile and Son, 
Abbott and Jenkins, 

Balance unexpended, 



106 23 
75 19 



SUMMAKY OF 0VEESEEES' OEDEES. 



Total Appropriation, 

Expenses of Almshouse, 
Relief oat of Almshouse, 
Repairs on Almshouse, 

Unexpended Appropriation, 



14946 74 

2004 38 

181 42 



$53 26 



$200 00 



$181 42 
$18 58 



$7700 00 



$7 132 54 
$567 46 



EEPEESENTATIVE FTOD. 

In accordance with the wishes of the donor, Edward 
Taylor, Esq., the interest has been given to Naomi Stickney. 

WM S. JENKINS, % Overseers 

SIMEON BARDWELL, ( of 
CHARLES GREENE, ) Poor. 



38 



Report of Overseers of the Poor 



In presenting our Annual Report we would call your 
attention to a few facts in regard to this department. It 
will be seen that the number of inmates at the Almshouse 
has considerably increased during the year, so that we now 
have thirty-seven persons to be provided for, nearly all of whom 
are unable to perform any labor, and many of them are so 
helpless that they need constant care. 

Notwithstanding the weekly expense of each inmate has 
been reduced from $2.17 last year to $1.99 this year, our 
expenses in this department have been very heavy, requiring 
the whole of our Appropriation. This is owing in part to the 
fact that we have made considerable addition to the personal 
property of the farm, having bought one horse, one ox, three 
cows, a new mowing machine, and various other necessary 
articles, the whole costing about $600. 

We have found homes for- three of the children with good, 
respectable families, where they will be well provided for. 

In regard to heating the Almshouse we have received esti- 
mates of the cost, and find that the expense will be $1,500. 

The tramp question is one that is still before us, and has 
become a very disagreeable part of our business, to say the 
least. We have provided for over twelve hundred of them 
the past year, sometimes having as many as seventeen in 
one night ; and we think it unadvisable, if not unsafe, to have 
so many doubtful characters at our Almshouse at one time, 
as it would be an easy matter for them to take possession of 
the place, if they were so disposed, and have everything their 
own w r ay. We have ha;d a room provided for them in the 
brick basement of the house, and furnished it with bunks for 
them to sleep in, so that they are entirely separated from the 



other inmates ; and yet, if they are allowed to tramp as they 
have been, some other means will have to be provided for 
their accommodation. We hope that the Legislature will 
take some action in the matter that will put a stop to it. 

The call for relief out of the Almshouse has not been so 
large as we expected, so that we have nearly five hundred 
dollars of our Appropriation left ; and of the amount used 
only about five hundred dollars has been applied for by our 
people in town, the balance being paid for those who have in 
some manner gained a settlement here, but who reside in 
other cities and towns. 

ALMSHOUSE. 

Whole number of paupers in Almshouse during the year, 40 

Whole number of weeks' board, 1762 

Whole number of tramps, 1216 

Whole number of weeks' board, 174 

Whole number of prisoners awaiting trial, 42 

Whole number of weeks' board, 6 

Total number of weeks' board, 1942 

Average weekly expense for each inmate, first deduct- 
ing the amount sold from the farm from the expense 
of the Almshouse, is $1 99 

BEMAnrara in almshouse. 

Over ninety years old, 1 

Between eighty and ninety, 2 

Between seventy and eighty, 9 

Between sixty and seventy, 3 

Between fifty and sixty, 4 

Between forty and fifty, 1 

Between thirty and forty, 3 

Between twenty and thirty, 5 

Between ten and twenty, 3 

Between one and ten, 3 

Under one, 3 

Total, 37 



40 



Number at beginning of the year, 


31 


Number admitted, 




9 


Number discharged, 




3 


PERSONAL PEOPEETY 


AT 


THE ALMSHOUSE. 


Household furniture, 




$1075 00 


Clothing, 




61 00 


Farm stock, 




926 75 


Farm tools, 




1035 48 


Farm produce, 




895 75 


Fuel and lumber, 




591 60 


Provisions, 




532 62 


Total, 




$5118 20 



The Overseers would recommend the following amount of 
money to be appropriated for the ensuing year : 

For the Almshouse, $5000 00 

For Relief out of Almshouse, 2500 00 

For Repairs of Almshouse, 200 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. S. JENKINS, ) Overseers 

SIMEON BARD WELL, C of 
CHARLES GREENE, ) Poor. 



41 



Superintendent's Account. 



Dr. 

To cash received for 
Hay, 
Milk, 

Vegetables, 
Labor, 
Calves, 

Custody of prisoners, 
Pigs, 
Barrels, 
Sundries, 

Beef, hide, and tallow, 
Difference in oxen. 



Cr. 
By cash paid Town Treasurer, $1090 45 

CHARLES 0. CUMMINGS, 

Superintendent. 



1145 60 


722 


44 


14 


50 


62 


04 


19 


00 


12 


25 


38 


00 


1 


60 


5 


00 


28 


57 


41 


45 


$1090 45 



42 



Report of the Chief Engineer 



OF THE 



Fire Department. 



To the Board of Selectmen : 

Gentlemen, — In compliance with Article IX. of the Rules 
and Regulations of the Fire Department, I would respectfully 
submit this, my third Annual Report. 

POKCE OP DEPARTMENT 

Consists of one Chief and two Assistant Engineers, twelve 
members for the steamer company, and thirty-two members 
for the hand-engine company. Total, forty-seven men. 

APPAEATTTS 
Is in excellent condition, and comprises one third-class 
steamer, single engine, and one hand engine, with a two- 
wheel hose-carriage attached to each engine. A four-wheel 
horse-hose carriage, carrying one thousand feet of hose and 
six men, runs in connection with the steamer. There are 
hooks and ladders at One's house, and a powerful hook, with 
ladders, at Two's house. We have purchased the past year 
900 feet of new leather hose, and have had built to order a 
four-wheel horse hose-carriage. The hose-carriage was man- 
ufactured by the well-known firm of Hun n em an and Co., 
Boston. A new harness for the hose-carriage was manufac- 
tured by Charles Mayer of this town. There has been put in 
the steamer's house a new double-action force-pump. A 
new fire hook has been placed at Two's house, and all of 
the 2| inch hose, with the old force-pump, has been removed 



43 

to Two's house. We wish the citizens would still feel the 
necessity of more reservoirs, and make appropriations for the 
same. 

Tiie old 2-inch hose, with all the condemned hose at 
Two's house ought to be sold, and new provided in its place. 

LIST OP PIEES AND ALAEMS THE PAST YEAR 

March 3d, 1877, fire was discovered at 5.30 o'clock, A.M., in 
the "large black house" of Win. C. Donald & Co., and was 
extinguished by Mr. Donald and his employees. Damage, 
$75. No insurance. 

May 28th, alarm of fire, at 11.10 A.M., caused by "friction 
in a card," in the Stone Mill of Smith and Dove Manufactur- 
ing Company, Abbott Village. Damage slight. 

October 22d, 9.30 A.M., a fire broke out in the " Still 
house" of Wm. C. Donald & Co., burning roof and various 
materials in process of manufacture ; fire caused by leakage 
of the Still. Loss, $600. No insurance. We used the 
horse hose-carriage at this fire, and required the whole 
amount of hose (1000 feet), to reach the fire. 

February 11th, fire was discovered at 6.15 A.M., in the 
basement of the Town House and lower Hall. It was ex- 
tinguished by the Steamer. Fire caused by a " wooden spit- 
box " filled with sawdust. Damage, $700 ; fully insured. 

EIEES AND ALAEMS 

For the year are four. Total amount of loss, $675.00. 
The steamer has responded to one alarm, and worked at two 
fires. No. 2 has not been called out but once. 

APPEOPEIATIOtfS 

For the coming year, for running expenses of the Fire 
Department, 1,800. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH W. POOR, 
Chief Engineer. 



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SCHEDULE OF PROPERTY. 

5 Engineer's hats and belts, $25 00 

Andoyer Steam Fire Engine, No. 1. 

Engine-house, bell, and land, $2150 00 

3 stoves, funnel, and ash-pan for steamer, 95 00 
1 chandelier and 5 lamps, $18, boilers, $10, 28 00 

6 settees and 10 chairs, 26 00 

7 lanterni, $13, vise and tools, $15, 

wood, $5, »33 00 

Cannel coal, $25, stove coal, $15, 40 00 

6 baskets and axle-jack, 5 00 

Rubber packing and valves, 16 00 

1,100 ft. leather and rubber hose, 1000 00 

3 harnesses, $165, 19 fire hats, $40, 205 00 
18 coats, $30, 5 horse blankets, $16, 

whips, $2, 48 00 

Lead traces, straps, and spanners, 20 00 

Steam fire-engine and hose-carriage, 3000 00 

Hooks and ladders, 100 00 

Play-pipe, $20, flags and halyards, $30, 50 00 

Horse hose-carriage, 700 00 

900 ft. new leather hose, 1125 00 
1 double-action force-pump & 100 ft. hose, 60 00 

Oils, $13, miscellaneous, $15, 28 00 



$8754 00 



Shawshin Engine, No. 2. 

Engine-house, $1300 00 

6 settees, 6 chairs, table, and cloth, 39 00 

Chandelier, 3 lamps, and 6 lanterns, 23 00 

4 ladders, ladder-hook, and step-ladder, 31 00 

3 stoves, funnel, and fixtures, 6 spittoons, 46 00 

300 ft. old hose (2 in.), 30 00 

100 ft. old hose (2£ in.) 50 00 

450 ft. hose(2£ in.), 450 00 



Amount carried forward, $1969 00 $8754 00 



45 
Amount brought forward, $1969 00 $8754 00 



Lot condemned hose, 


10 00 




2 pumps, pipe, hose, and jack-screw, 


17 00 




Hand-engine and hose-carriage, 


600 00 




6 coats, $15, 4 fire caps $10, 


25 00 




Play-pipe and nozzles, 


22 00 




1 axe, $1, 2 fire axes, $7, 


8 00 




Curtains & fixtures, $4, flags & halyards, $17, 21 00 




Wood, $3, stove coal, $2, 


5 00 




Oil and miscellaneous, 


4 00 




Fire hook and rope, 


33 00 




Belts and spanners, - 


26 00 


$2740 00 


Reservoirs. 




Reservoir on Central Street, 


$1400 00 




Reservoir on Summer Street, 


500 00 


$1900 00 
H3394 00 


Total, 


1 



46 



Report of Road Commissioners. 



Report of the Road Commissioners of Andover for the year 
ending February 5th, 1878. 
Bills approved by the Road Commissioners : 

Centre District, $1179 48 
West District, 22.55 06 
South District, 1562 24 
For repairing bridges, tools, freight, and drain- 
pipe, 1002 76 

$5999 54 

Amount of property on hand, $450 00 

There are outstanding bills to the amount of $500, caused 
by the repair of the bridge in Frye Village, on which $280 
was expended, and on account of the heavy rain August 
18th, when four inches of rain fell in as many hours, the 
ground being very dry ; also October 5th, when four and one- 
half inches of rain fell in six hours, causing considerable 
damage. 

The Iron Bridge at Ballard Yale has been completed by 
the contractor to the satisfaction of the Commissioners for 
the sum appropriated, $1,500. The stone-work and grading 
exceeded the appropriation of $500 about $60, which has 
been paid out of the highway money. The new Bridge, with 
the improvement made by Capt. Bradley in the vicinity, has 
added very much to the appearance of Ballard Yale. 

A new Bridge has been built near H. B. Abbott's of 
Southern Hard Pine planked with Hard Pine, at a cost of 
$400. The abutments have been rebuilt in part at a cost 
of $333, including the grading. 



47 

The Bridge at Marland's Factory will have to be rebuilt 
the present season. 

The Bridge near A. N. Holt's will have to be rebuilt ; with 
the advice of several citizens we have had an estimate and 
plan for an Arch Stone Bridge made, and submit the same 
for your consideration. 

The Commissioners have purchased a Derrick for the use 
of the Town, which cost 8150, and paid for it out of the High- 
way appropriation. We have used it to the amount of $33, 
and let it to the amount of $21, which has been paid into the 
Town Treasury. 

On the Road near William Hardy's the sum of $233.67 of 
the $350 appropriation has been expended ; there is $123.45 
due J. B. Bailey for land damage, for which an appropriation 
will be required. 

The Reservoir voted for by the Town, on Central Street, 
has been completed at a cost of $493.18, — 17 feet in diam- 
eter and 18 feet deep. 

The Road Commissioners would recommend the sum of 
$6,500 for repairs of Highways. 



JOHN B. ABBOTT, ) Road Com. 
GEORGE F. BAKER, C of 
GEO. W. CHANDLER,) Axdover. 



48 



Treasurer's Account. 



Town of Andover in account current with E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 

AID. 1877. 

Or, 

By cash on hand February 14th, 1877, 
Taxes unpaid February 14th, 1877, 
Town House rents, 
Pauper account, 
Auctioneer's License, 
C. 0. Cummings, Supt. Almshouse, 
Andover National Bank, notes discounted, 
Coasting Fines, 
Cattle Fines, 
Use of Derrick, 
Old plank, 
Loam, 

Brooks Address, 

Burial Lots Spring Grove Cemetery, 
Damage to Street Lanterns, 
County Treasurer, Dog Licenses, 
Bent of Stores at Ballard Yale, 
State Treasurer, Corporation Tax, 
State Treasurer, National Bank Tax, 
State Treasurer, State Aid refunded, 
State Treasurer, State School Fund, 
Assessors' List of Taxes, 



E. K. JENKINS, Treasurer. 
Andover, Feb. 11, 1878. 



$9304 30 


1283 


62 


439 50 


106 


70 


2 


00 


1090 45 


13000 


00 


2 


00 


2 


00 


21 


00 


4 


00 


8 


50 




80 


118 


00 


25 


20 


370 


55 


180 


00 


6688 


32 


6748 


03 


1307 


00 


248 


82 


33691 


32 


874642 


11 



49 



Dr. 




To paid Selectman's Orders : 




Schools, 


19693 79 


School-houses, 


977 05 


Highways, 


5999 54 


Town Officers, 


2043 65 


Road near Wra. Hardy's, 


233 67 


Street Lamps, 


687 94 


Removing Snow, 


909 34 


Reservoir at John Abbott's, 


493 18 


Fire Department, 


3681 89 


Printing and Stationery, 


306 81 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 


500 00 


Interest, 


1607 Q6 


Abatement of Taxes, 


296 35 


Discount on Taxes, 


1751 62 


County Tax, 


3197 70 


State Tax, 


3225 00 


Decoration Day, 


146 23 


State Aid, 


1214 34 


Hay Scales, 


288 44 


Memorial Hall Insurance, 


375 00 


Town House, 


566 39 


Joel Barnes, damage to goods, 


80 00 


Miscellaneous, 


366 G5 


Copying old Records, 


196 25 


Andover National Rank, Temporary Loans 


, 13000 00 


New Grammar School-house, 


7408 73 


Iron Bridge at Ballardvale, 


1999 92 


To paid Overseers' of Poor Orders : 




Almshouse expenses, 


4946 74 


Relief out of Almshouse, 


2004 38 


Repairs on Almshouse, 


181 42 


To paid State Treasurer National Bank Tax, 


1811 44 


Treasurer Memorial Hall, Dog Licenses, 


370 55 


Selectmen and Auditors, 


20 00 


To Taxes unpaid, 


1700 11 


To cash on hand to balance, 


2360 33 


7 


$74642 11 



50 

LIABILITIES. 

Trustees of Memorial Hall, 
Trustees of Proprietor's Fund, 



$20000 00 

1600 00 

$21600 00 



ASSETS. 

Cash on hand, $2360 33 

Taxes unpaid, 1700 11 

Due from Cities and Towns, pauper acct., 96 14 
State Treasurer, State Aid, 1319 84 



Balance against the Town, 



- $5 476 42 
$16123 58 



SCHEDULE OP TOWN PE0PEETY. 

Town Hall and fixtures, $16000 00 

Land, 2000 00 

Weights and measures, 200 00 

Safe in Town House, 166 00 

Hay Scales, • 350 00 

Engine-houses and land, 3450 00 

Steam Fire-engine and apparatus, 4325 00 

Shawshin Engine and apparatus, 1181 00 

School-house property, 69139 00 

Town Farm and buildings, 7500 00 

Personal property Town Farm, 5118 00 

Punchard School Fund, 75205 00 

Memorial Hall permanent Fund, 20000 00 

Memorial Hall and Land, 44000 00 

Memorial Hall, Library, and Furniture, 7311 00 

Three Reservoirs, 2400 00 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 5488 00 

Total, $263,833 00 



51 



Punchard Free School. 



The Trustees of the Punchard Free School herewith render to the 
Town their Annual Statement of the condition of the Fund, and of the 
Receipts and Expenditures thereof for the year ending February 1st, 1878. 

Amount of Fund as per last Report, $75205 00 

Invested in City and Town Notes and Bonds and 
Mortgages on Real Estate, 
On deposit in Andover Savings Bank, 



RECEIPTS. 
Balance of cash on hand, as per last Report, 
Income received from investments, 
Cash for grass sold, 



&74750 


00 






455 


00 










$75205 


00 


$2146 


60 




4277 


95 






18 


00 










$6442 


55 



EXPENDITURES. 

Cash paid : 

William G. Goldsmith, Principal, salary, 
Sara E. Merrill, Assistant, salary, 
Sara E. Merrill, Assistant, extra, 
Ada B. Chandler, Assistant, salary, 
Ada B. Chandler, Assistant, extra, 
Moses Foster, Treasurer, salary, 
Insurance on Building, 
James R. Murray, Music Teacher, 
Thomas Smith, Janitor, 
Curtis M. Baldwin, janitor, 
John Chandler, wood and coal, 
John J. Clarke, repairs on roof, 
F. A. Dewson, diplomas, 
R. M. Abbott, painting, etc., 
Joseph J. Pearson, labor, etc., 
Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 
George II. Parker, chemicals, 
Amount carried Jorward, 



$2000 


00 


700 


00 


100 


00 


600 


00 


70 


00 


200 


00 


600 


00 


204 


00 


225 


00 


62 


50 


224 


25 


56 


50 


39 


00 


65 


00 


27 


12 


/ 27 


17 


12 


97 


$5213 51 



52 



Amount brought forward, 


$5213 


51 


William Barnett, labor, etc., 


20 


80 


0. D. Case, and Co., Atlas, 


15 


00 


Geo. S. Merrill, and Co., printing, 


4 


12 


Charles Mayer, account, 


3 


45 


George S. Cole, account, 


2 


95 


Misses Dow and Neal, account, 


1 


72 


Edward Carter, account, 


1 


50 


Thos. Howard, labor, 


2 


50 


John Pray, account, 


6 


00 


Horace Wilson, account, 


1 


71 


John J. Brown, account, 




75 


Johnson's Express, account, 




65 


Secretary of State, copy, 




50 




$5275 


16 


Cash deposited in Andover National Bank to balance, 


1167 


39 

— $6442 55 



Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES H. MERRILL, MOSES FOSTER, 

MALCOLM DOUGLASS, EDWARD TAYLOR, 

JAMES H. LAIRD, JOHN ABBOTT, 

NATHAN FRYE, BENJ'N BOYNTON. 

Andover, February 1, 1878. 



53 



Report of Cemetery Committee, 



The Cemetery Committee herewith submit their Annual 
Report, together with the Receipts and Expenditures for the 
year ending February 11th, 1878. 

During the year past, under the continued and efficient 
superintendence of Samuel Raymond, Esq., permanent im- 
provements have been made in the Cemetery by building 
walls, encircling the pool near the entrance, and improving 
the grounds generally. In addition to the work done by the 
Committee, they refer with gratification to the interest mani- 
fested by the individual owners of lots in beautifying the 
grounds. While all has not been done that seems desirable, 
decided annual progress has been made in rendering the 
Cemetery such as will meet the wants of the community. 

A Receiving Tomb is much needed. 

The Committee respectfully ask the Town for the usual 
appropriation of $500 for the ensuing year. 



54 



The Committee on the Cemetery in account with the Town of Andover, 

A.D. 1877. 



Dr. 






To cash of Town Treasurer, 




$500 00 


Sale of Lots, 


$118 00 




Balance to new account, 


20 93 


$638 93 






Cr. 






Balance of last year's account, 




$67 84 


Cash paid George H. Harrington, labor, 




49 00 


John Connelly, labor, 




26 62 


Patrick Lehey, labor, 




26 62 


William white, labor, 




25 12 


John Regan, building wall, etc., 




212 40 


Henry Burt, horse hire, 




7 75 


E. P. Higgins, lettering, 




75 


Smith, Manning, and Co., tools and seed, 


16 75 


George W. Chandler, teaming, 




5 00 


Parker and Gannett, tools, 




3 25 


P. B. Follansbee and Son, trees and shrubs, 


11 50 


George S. Cole, lumber, 




6 00 


J. W. Faulkner, 




75 


S. Raymond, sundries, 1876, 




60 00 


S. Raymond, sundries, 




1 58 


Town Treasurer, sale of Lots, 




118 00 

$638 93 



Balance due S. Raymond, $20 93 



55 



Received from the Town, as per last Report, 85702 99 

Received from the Town this year, $500 00 

Less amount paid the Town, 118 00 

382 00 

Sale lots, wood, etc., , 1357 30 

$7442 29 



Paid for land, $3000 00 

Cost of improvements, as per 

last Report, $3942 29 

Cost of improvements this year, 500 00 



4442 29 



$7442 29 



Total cost of improvement, 
Deduct sales lots, wood, etc., 



Lots sold, as per last Report, 
Lots sold this year, 



Interments, as per last Report, 
Interments this year, 



$4442 29 
1357 30 


$3084 99 


49 

6 

55 

69 
14 
83 



Respectfully submitted for the Committee, 



GEORGE FOSTER, 

Clerk and Treasurer. 



Andover, Feb. 11, 1878. 



56 



Sixth Annual Report 



OF THE 



Trustees of the Memorial Hall. 



The Trustees of the Memorial Hall and Free Public Library are happy 
to be able to report a very much improved and exceedingly satisfactory 
state of things in both departments of the institution of which they have 
the charge. Thanks to the generous donations of two of its former patrons, 
they have been able to carry out much needed improvements, which have 
contributed not less to the neatness of the centre of the town, than to the 
general attractiveness of the building itself. And, on the other hand, 
they begin the year 1878 with a replenished treasury for the purchase of 
books. 

At the September meeting of the Board the following letter was submitted 
for its action. 

" To the President and Board of Trustees of the Memorial Hall and Library : 
Gentlemen, — Enclosed is my check for One Thousand Dollars to be 
expended for the benefit of the institution, suggesting for your considera- 
tion, first, the enclosing of the ground purchased from Mr. E. P. Higgins, 
and the extension of the fence on the street to the corner of said land, and 
otherwise improving the appearance of said land, balance of said one 
thousand dollars to be for the present use of the Library, as you, in your 
wisdom may direct. Yours truly, 

PETER SMITH." 

As the donor's first wish was to enclose and improve the grounds, it was 
decided that this part of the work should be entered upon at once. A 
portion of the grounds already graded were in a very unsatisfactory con- 
dition, owing to the poorness and dryness of the soil. On this account the 
Committee appointed to superintend the work removed from the upper 
terrace eight inches of sand and gravel, and replaced the same with three 
inches of pulverized clay and five inches of fine loam. All the old banks 
and over eighty feet of the new were then grassed with very heavy, thick 
sods. The hollow on the north side of the building and the land recently 
acquired from Mr. E. P. Higgins having been properly graded and covered, 



57 

together with the other flat surfaces around the building, with clay and 
loam were laid down to grass. For the enclosing of the land thus im- 
proved, eighty-two feet of iron fence has been placed on Main Street, uni- 
form with, and in continuation of, that already existing in front of the 
building, and a cheap wooden fence running from the front to the back of 
our northern boundary. The whole work has been carefully and thoroughly 
done, and will, we believe, give permanent satisfaction. The whole cost 
of the improvements in and around the building has been, 

Grading, sodding, etc., $470 39 

Fencing, 337 57 

Cementing cellar, 79 80 



Total, $887 76 

At the regular January meeting of the Board a communication was 
received from John Smith, Esq., to the effect that the sum of One Thou- 
sand Dollars was placed at its disposal for the purchase of books, the con- 
ditions of the gift to be the same as those attending his former gift of three 
thousand dollars. By this generous addition to our resources we are 
enabled to continue the regular supply of new books, and the time when 
it will be necessary to appeal to the Town for an additional appropriation 
has been happily removed into the future. 

The regular annual examination of the Library has shown it to be in 
a good state of preservation. As five years have now elapsed since the 
founding of the Library, we append a statement of the receipts and 
expenditures of these five years, together with the cost of the building and 
land, as prepared by the Treasurer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH W. SMITH, 
FRANCIS H. JOHNSON, 
WARREN F. DRAPER, 
JOHN CORNELL, 
SAMUEL RAYMOND, 
E. KENDALL JENKINS, 
JOHN MORRISON, 

Trustees. 



j-room, 


$20000 


00 




4650 


00 


$29750 00 






3702 66 








$33452 


66 




3830 


35 


$60 00 






3 25 








$63 
$61996 


°5 




26 



58 



TOTAL EEOEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES OP THE BUILDING 

THE COMPLETION 

Dr. 

Permanent Fund for support of Library and Reading-room 
Land of Abbott, Cornell, and Merrill, 
Building, contract price, 
Building, cost above contract, 

Grading and fencing land, 

Insurance due from contractors, paid to Trustees, 

Balance of account paid to Trustees, 



EEOEIPTS AND EXPENDITUEES OF THE TEUSTEES FE0M 

INCLUDING ALL APPE0- 

Djr. 

Library Books, 

Librarian, salary, 

Expenses, coal, wood, oil, etc, 

Furniture and fixtures, 

Land of E. P. Higgins, 

Fencing and improving land and cementing cellar, 

Insurance, building, books, etc. 

Periodicals and newspapers, 

Binding Library books, 

Cataloguing and covering books, 

Catalogue, Supplement, and binding, 

Printing, other than Catalogue and Supplement, 

Extra services, Librarian, Janitor, and assistants, 

Town of Andover for Brooks address, 

Balance on hand Jan. 23, 1878, 



Andover, Feb. 12, 1878. 



$6168 


94 


3266 


66 


2015 


68 


1149 


43 


1100 


00 


887 


76 


867 


75 


728 


16 


722 


89 


652 


20 


616 


46 


608 


12 


153 


62 


19 


14 


1908 


66 


120,865 


47 



59 



COMMITTEE OP MEMOEIAL HALL FEOM THE INCEPTION TO 
OF THE BUILDING. 

Cs. 

Subscriptions by individuals, $56042 67 

Appropriation by the Town, 4500 00 

Interest received on Building Fund, 1453 59 



$61996 26 



THE FOUNDING OF THE LIBEAEY, 1872, TO JAN. 23, 1878, 
PEIATIONS BY THE TOWN. 

Cr. 

Interest received on Permanent Fund, $8504 08 

John Smith, donation for books, 
Interest received on same, 

John Byers, donation for books, 
Interest received on same, 

Dog tax, appropriated by the Town, 
Town appropriation for Higgin's land, 
Peter Smith, donation for fence, and improvements, 
Town appropriation for insuring building, 
Librarian for rents and fines, 
Librarian, sale of Catalogues and Supplements, 
Spelling-match, proceeds of, 
Donation for books, 

Building Committee, balance for insurance from contractors, 
Building Committee, balance of their account, 
Sales of Brooks address, 
Total, 



SAMUEL RAYMOND, Treasurer. 



$4000 


00 




255 


63 


4255 63 


$3000 


00 


271 


37 


3271 37 
1597 96 










1100 00 






1000 00 






375 00 






311 87 






141 00 






140 00 






86 17 


-actors, 




60 00 

3 25 

19 14 




$20,865 47 



60 



ANNUAL EEPOET OF THE LIBEAEIAN FOR THE YEAE 
ENDING DEO. 31, 1877. 

Number of volumes in the Library, Jan. 1, 187 7, 5,173 

Number of volumes added by purchase, 285 

Number of volumes presented, 147 

Volumes of periodicals bound, 45 

Whole number of volumes in the Library Jan. 1, 1878, 5,650 

Number of pamphlets in the Library Jan. 1,1877, 1,566 

Number of pamphlets presented during the year, 647 

Whole number of pamphlets in the Library Jan. 1, 1878, 2,213 

Number of days on which books were delivered, 252 

Number of volumes delivered, 23,831 

Largest daily issue, 247 

Largest weekly issue, 634 

Average daily issue, 94-$- 

Per-centage of fiction circulated, 73| 

Notices sent to delinquent borrowers, 1,112 

New names registered, 271 

Whole number of names registered, 2,275 

Number of volumes covered anew, 2,135 

Number of volumes rebound, 254 

Average daily attendance in Reading-room, 48 

Volumes delivered for use in Reading-room, 233 

Amount of fines collected, $50 78 

Amount received for use of books, 10 96 

Amount received for sale of 13 Catalogues, * 6 50 

Amount received for the sale of 1 Supplement, 10 

Donors of Books, Pamphlets, and Papers. 

Vols. Pamp. Pap's. 

Andover Horticultural Society, 81 5 

Andover, Town of, 11 15 

Bancroft, C. F. P., 12 

Bentley, Thomas, 1 

Boston Public Library, 5 

Bronson Library, Waterbury, Conn., 2 

Brookline Public Library, 1 

Butler, Hon. B. F., 1 

Chandler, Mrs. P. A., 105 

Cochrane, J. W., 4 

Concord Public Library, 1 

Curtis, A. F., Georgetown, Cob, 1 



61 

Vols. Pamp. Pap's. 
Dove, Miss H. C, 34 

Fall River Public Library, 1 

Flint, Simeon F., 4 

French, J. D. W., North Andover, 1 

Greive, Mrs. Betsey, 1 

Holt, C. H., Chelsea, Mass., 426 

Holt, J. S., New York City, 5 2 

Jackson, Miss C. E., 10 

Jackson, Rev. S. C, 1 

Johnson, Rev. F. H. ; 180 

Lawrence Public Library, 5 

Lord, Amasa, Elgin, 111., 11 

Massachusetts, Stat-3 of, 13 1 

New Bedford Public Library, 1 1 

Parker, G. H., 1 

Peabody, Hon. C. A., New York City, 3 

Pierson, Isaac, 3 621 

Radcliffe, J. F., Hersey, Mich., 52 

Smith, Andrew, North Andover, 3 

Smith, Joseph W., 2 

Smith, Mrs. L. F., 1 

Smith, Peter, 1 

State Library, 1 

Stickney, Mr. S. L., 1 

Tarbox, Hon. J. K., Lawrence, Mass., 9 

Taylor, Edward, • 2 

Turner Free Library, Randolph, Mass., 1 

United States Government, 3 53 

Whiting, J. E., 1 

Worcester Public Library, 2 

147 647 908 
Other Donations. 

Isaac Pierson, Breach-loading Musket. 

Charles H. Poor, Hand-grenade. 

Samuel Raymond, Engraving of Longstreet's Repulse at Gettysburg. 

During the year one volume has been lost and replaced at the expense 
of the loser, and one other volume is missing. One number of Scribner's 
Monthly and one number of the Manufacturer and Builder have been 
taken from the reading-room and not returned. Only one volume has been 
sent for by messenger. 

BALLARD HOLT, Librarian. 



62 



Trustees of Memorial Hall 



Town of Andover in account with the Trustees of the Memorial Hall. 

Dr. 

To Cash paid, 

Ballard Holt, librarian, salary, 
W. B. Clarke, library books, 
George S. Young, iron fence, 
W. F. Draper, periodicals, etc., 
John Cornell, coal, etc., 
John G. Rodemeyer, binding library-books, 
John Chandler, coal and wood, 
Merrill and Crocker, printing, 
E. Gile and Son, cementing cellar, etc., 
James H. Smith, labor and teaming, 
George W. Chandler, stone-work, 
Jerry Leary, labor and teaming, 
John H. Chandler, newspapers, 
James A. Treat and Co., oil, 
John Driscoll, labor, 
Patrick Leahy, labor, 
E. H. Barnard, painting, etc., 
Daniel Daley, labor, 
William White, labor, 
John Conley, labor, 
Patrick Murphy, labor, 
Abbott and Jenkins, lumber and labor, 
Little and Brown, books, 
0. D. Case, atlas, 
Parker and Gannett, grass seed, 
Amount carried forward, 



$700 00 


387 


76 


227 


95 


195 


05 


184 


25 


171 


65 


165 


00 


105 00 


100 


05 


86 


25 


83 


00 


80 


25 


85 45 


57 77 


57 


75 


52 


19 


47 


28 


35 


87 


37 50 


45 


79 


29 


69 


20 


78 


16 


50 


15 


00 


12 


80 


i>3000 


58 



63 



Amount brought forward, 
Hugh Cunningham, labor, 
S. K. Johnson, express, 
Joseph A. Smart, insurance on books, etc.. 
Barker and Mason, paper, 
Ballard Holt, sundry supplies, 
John Hayes, labor, 
John Schofield, labor, 
George Busfield, sawing wood, 
Jerry Conelly, labor, 
Lee and Shepard, books, 
John Flynn, labor, 
Mary A. Wardwell, cleaning, 
Thomas Smith, services in vacation, 
T. Y. Crowell, binding catalogues, 
Smith, Manning, and Co., sundries, 
Nathan F. Abbott, loam and gravel, 
Frederick Small, stamp ribbon, 
E. P. Higgins, painting, 
E. Pike, tin boxes, 
P. B. Follansbee, trees, 
Lewis T Hardy, fence, 
Town of Andover, Brooks' Address, 

Balance on hand, 



$3000 


58 


13 


12 


11 


90 


30 


00 


14 72 


41 


70 


9 


37 


6 


06 


3 


00 


3 


75 


3 


00 


2 


50 


5 


50 


9 


Ofr 


6 


00 


2 


00 


5 


00 


2 


00 


1 


25 




75 


3 


50 


18 


75 




80 


$3194 25 


1908 


66 


$5102 91 



$1183 40 


1000 


00 


1000 


00 


1400 


00 


450 


3T 


6 50 




10 


50 


78 


10 


96 




80 



64 



Cr. 

Balance on hand, Jan. 1st, 1877, 
By Cash received, 

Peter Smith, donation for enclosing and im- 
proving land, 

John S mi tli, donation for library books, 

Treasurer of Andover, interest on fund, 

Treasurer of Andover, dog tax, 

Librarian Memorial Hall, sale 13 catalogues, 

Librarian Memorial Hall, sale 1 supplement, 

Librarian Memorial Hall, fines, 

Librarian Memorial Hall, rents, 
» W. F. Draper, sale 4 copies Brooks' Address, 



Balance brought forward, due 
John Smith's book fund, 
Expense, 
Dog tax, 

Peter Smith's donation, 
John Byers book fund, 
Proceeds spelling-match, 
Fines and rents, 
Donations for books, 



SAMUEL RAYMOND, Treasurer. 
Andover, Jan. 23, 1878. 

Andover, January 23,, 1878. — This certifies that we have 
examined the foregoing account, and find it properly vouched 
and correctly cast, and that the balance in said Treasurer's 
hands is nineteen hundred and eight dollars and sixty-six 
cents (11908.66). 

E. K. JENKINS, 
JOHN CORNELL, 

Committee on Accounts. 





50 


$5102 91 


$1227 




209 


39 




123 


21 




112 


24 




107 


21 




60 


04 




49 07 




20 


00 


11908 66 







65 



Vital Statistics 



OF THE 



Town of Andover, for 1877, 



Number of births, 91 
Males, 49 
Females, 42 

— 91 

Number of marriages, 35 

Number of deaths, 53 



Number of Dogs licensed, 223 

E. K. JENKINS, Town Clerk. 



66 



We hereby certify that we have examined the foregoing 
accounts and find them all correct, with proper vouchers for 
all payments. 

GEORGE W. FOSTER 



JAMES H. SMITH, " AuDIT ° RS ' 



ITER, ) 
Andover, Feb. 11, 1878. 



67 



Appropriations 



The following Appropriations are recommended for the 
coming year. 

Schools, 

School-houses, 

Town Officers, 

Highways and Bridges , 

Hardy Road, 

Street Lamps, 

Removing Snow, 

Reservoirs, 

Fire Department, 

Printing and Stationery, 

Cemetery, 

Interest, 

Abatement of Taxes, 

Discount on Taxes, 

County Tax, 

State Tax, 

Decoration Day, 

State Aid, 

Expenses of Almshouse, 

Relief out of Almshouse, 

Repairs on Almshouse, 

Hay Scales, 

Town House, 

Copying Records, 

Miscellaneous, 

Total, 



19500 00 


1000 


00 


2100 


00 


6500 


00 


125 


00 


700 


00 


1000 


00 


500 


00 


1800 


00 


400 


00 


500 


00 


2000 


00 


300 


00 


2000 


00 


4000 


00 


5000 


00 


150 


00 


1500 00 


5000 


00 


2500 00 


200 


00 


100 


00 


600 


00 


300 


00 


700 00 


$48475 


00 



69 



Town Warrant. 



ESSEX, SS. To either of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 

Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed 
to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Andover, and No. Andover, 
so far as relates to the election of a Board of Five Trustees for the Punchard 
Free School, qualified to vote in town affairs, to meet and assemble at the 
Town House in said Andover, on Monday, the fourth day of March, 1878, at 
12 o'clock, M., to act on the following Articles, namely : 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said meeting. 

Article 2d. — To hear and act on the Report of the Selectmen* 

Article 3d. — To choose Town Clerk and Treasurer, Selectmen, Assessors, 
Overseers of the Poor, One member of School Committee for Three Years, 
Constables, One Road Commissioner for Three Years, Fence Viewers, One 
Trustee for Memorial Hall for seven years, Board of Five Trustees for Punchard 
Free School for three years, and all other Town Officers. 

Article 4th. — To see what action the Town will take in regard to unexpended 
appropriations. 

Article 5th. — To see what sum of money the Town will appropriate for the 
use of the several departments the current year ; to wit : Schools, School-houses, 
Highways and Bridges, Removing Snow, Town Officers, Fire Department, 
Miscellaneous, Abatement of Taxes, Printing and Stationery, Cemetery, Interest 
on Notes and Funds, County Tax, State Tax, Discount on Taxes, Street 
Lamps, Decoration Day, State Aid, Town House, Hay Scales, Expenses of 
Almshouse, Relief out of Almshouse, Repairs on Almshouse, Reservoirs, Hardy 
Road, and copying Ancient Town Records. 

Article 6th. — To see if the Town will authorize the Town Treasurer to 
hire money for the use of the Town when necessary, upon approval of the 
Selectmen. 

Article 7 th. — To see what method the Town will adopt for the collection of 
Taxes the current year. 

Article 8th. — To see what compensation the Town will pay the Firemen for 
their services the current year. 

Article 9th. — To see if the Town will pay to the Treasurer of the Memorial 
Hall the money received from the County Treasurer, for Dog-licenses, to aid in 
the support of the Library and Reading-room. 

Article 10th. — To see if the Town will build a Stone Bridge crossing the 
Shawshin River on the Turnpike, and what sum of money the Town will 
appropriate therefor. 



70 

Article 11th. — To see if the Town will build a Reservoir in the immediate 
vicinity of the Punchard Free School and Grammar School-houses, on petition 
of Moses Foster and others, and what sum of money they will appropriate 
therefor. 

Article 12th. — To see if the Town will build upon the rear end of the Town 
House to provide for Fire-escape, Ante-rooms, Water-closets, and Fire-alarm, and 
what sum of money the Town will appropriate therefor. 

Article 13th. — To hear the report of Overseers concerning the heating of 
Almshouse by steam and fitting up Bath-rooms. 

Article 14th. — To see if the Town .will accept of a Eoad as laid out by the 
Road Commissioners, commencing on the easterly side of Main Street, nearly 
opposite the easterly end of Chestnut Street, and terminating as set forth in 
said Commissioner's Report, and to see what sum of money the Town will 
appropropriate therefor. 

Article 15th. — To see if the Town will convey to James H. Smith a certain 
portion of land situated on Park Street, in consideration for Land taken by the 
Town owned by said Smith for the construction of a Street or Highway leading 
from Punchard Avenue to Park Street, as laid out by the Road Commissioners. 

Article 16th. — To see if the Town will build a Receiving Tomb at Spring 
Grove Cemetery, and if so what sum of money they will appropriate therefor, on 
petition of William Marland and others. 

Article 17th. — To see what action the Town will take on the following com- 
munication from C. F. P. Bancroft, Clerk of Trustees of Phillips Academy, to 
wit : Voted that the Trustees respectfully invite the Town of Andover to par- 
ticipate in the celebration of the completion of the first century of Phillips 
Academy, at Andover, June 5th and 6th, 1878. 

Article 18th. — To see if the Town will build a Reservoir on Main Street, 
near the Railroad Bridge, on petition of Roger Sweeney and others, and what 
sum of money the Town will appropriate therefor. 

Article 1 9th. — To see if the Town will accept and revise the list of names for 
Jurors, as prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

Article 20th. — To see what sum of money the Town will raise by taxation 
to defray the necessary Expenses the current year. 

Article 21st. — To act on any other business that may legally come before 
the meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with your doings 
thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of meeting. 

Given under our hands, at Andover, this sixteenth day of February, in the 
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy- eight. 

WM. S. JENKINS, ) Selectmen 

SIMEON BARDWELL, [■ of 
CHARLES GREENE, ) Andover. 

A true Copy. — Attest : 

GEORGE F. BAKER, 

Constable of Andover. 



71 



©OTTItfflT 



Abatement of Taxes, 
Almshouse, 

Personal Property at, 

Relief out of, 

Repairs at, 37 
Appropriations recommended, 6 7 

Appropriations, special, 32 

Assets, 32, 50 

Ballard Vale Bridge, 18, 46 
Cemetery Com., Report of, 53-55 

Cities and Towns, 34, 35 

Commitments, 35 

Copying Records, 27 

County Tax, 26, 31 

Discount on Taxes, 25, 31 

Decoration Day, 23, 30 

Donors, 60 

Engineer's Report, 42-45 

Fire Department, 22, 30 

Hay Scales, 26, 31 

Highways, 13, 30 

House of Correction, 34 

Interest on Notes, 26, 31 

Liabilities, 32, 50 

Librarian's Report, 60, 61 

List of Fires and Alarms, 43 

Lunatic Hospital, 34 

Memorial Hall, 27 
Memorial Hall, Trustees' 

Account, 62, 64 
Memorial Hall, Trustees' 

Report, 56-61 



25, 31 


Miscellaneous, 


27-28 


35, 39 


Notes, 


26 


40 


Overseers' Account, 


33-37 


33 


Overseers' Report, 


38-40 



Printing and Stationery, 26, 32 

Punchard Free School, 51, 52 

Remittance of Taxes, 25 

Representative Fund, 37 

Reservoir, 21 
Road Commissioners' 

Report, 46, 47 

Road near Hardy's 18 
Schedule of Town Property, 50 

Schools, 3, 30 

School-houses, 8, 30 

Selectmens' Account, 3-29 

Selectmens' Report, 30-32 

Snow, Removal of, 19 

Special damage, 27 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 27 

State Aid, 24, 31 

State Tax, 26, 31 

Street Lamps, 21 
Summary of Overseers' Orders, 37 
Summary of Selectmens' Orders, 29 

Superintendent's Account, 41 

Town Debt, 32 

Town House, 24, 30 

Town Officers, 12, 30 

Town Warrant, 69, 70 

Treasurer's Account, 48-50 

Vital Statistics, 6